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Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
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tzubair
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8/31/2015 | 10:41:16 PM
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"This job loss argument is usually the same one that keep outdated fossile fuel energy alive when more investments could be made in renewable resources with limited job loss by training people from the other sector for the cleaner, and probably better paying job."

@Kstarton: I agree and that's exactly what I feel about this situation as well. There's a limit to how much social factors can influence the reluctance towards the move to a better technology. I think you have to consider the net benefit to the society and not just one social cost (unemployment). If the net benefits are higher, unemployment can be dealt with.
tzubair
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8/31/2015 | 10:38:58 PM
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"We lost a job, but then again we got a better job. I don't think this would be the scenario in the future. Robots will eat up jobs but then again, it would put human lives at risk just by existing."

@SunitaT0: I think we've seen for a long time that no jobs are really lost in the long run. There are always newer jobs being created and the mode of employment changes. People who keep themselves updated with the changing technology will find a way to survive and move to another area of work. People who choose not to be flexible will be the ones who'd suffer.


 
SunitaT0
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8/30/2015 | 10:52:24 PM
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Also if I were a doctor I would keep the robot as a consulting help now and then and I wouldn't let it take part in operations.
SunitaT0
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8/30/2015 | 10:51:01 PM
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I think it is alarming that our future generations may not expect the same kind of treatment like we had. We got a job. We lost a job, but then again we got a better job. I don't think this would be the scenario in the future. Robots will eat up jobs but then again, it would put human lives at risk just by existing.
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8/27/2015 | 3:12:03 PM
Keeping up
New products and technologies are always going to change which jobs are in growth and decline. The trick is to look a little ahead and make sure you are ready to jump to a different job if things are looking dim as well as to prepare your kids for jobs where there is going to be more growth than decline. I remember as a kid, a distant cousin kept complaining he couldn't get work becasue the economy was bad. the economy was not too bad, but his job as a lather meant he only had occasional work because he refused to learn a different skill to keep up with the times. This job loss argument is usually the same one that keep outdated fossile fuel energy alive when more investments could be made in renewable resources with limited job loss by training people from the other sector for the cleaner, and probably better paying job.


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